The Florence Adler METCO Cup is a 5K walk/run to raise money for the METCO Program. This year other towns will have a chance to compete against Wayland to win the METCO Cup. To qualify, each town has to register at least 10 high school students. The top three runners on each qualified team will have their times averaged. The town with the best time wins the cup, takes the trophy to their school for the year, and wins the right to wear the yellow shirts at next years race.
About the METCO Cup
5K (3.1 mile) Race
Sixth Annual Race
Money goes towards funding scholarships, scholastic awards, summer reading books, after-school programs and late-buses so kids can participate in activities after the school day ends.
Without this money, students who live in Boston would not be able to participate in sports, music, theater, or meet with their teachers after school.
Voluntary desegregation program that buses students from Boston schools into the suburbs.
METCO is funded through state funds and fund raising efforts
METCO fills empty seats within the school systems and helps provide towns with much needed funds.
METCO is 43 years old, and Wayland has had a METCO Program for 41 years.
Program has been cut by 14% this year, significantly more than
About the History
Florence Adler was a staunch supporter of the Wayland METCO. Her efforts in town increased awareness of diversity and the value of integration in our schools. This race memorializes her name and her support.
This is the sixth annual Walk/Run, but it is the first year that Wayland is competing against other towns.